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Sandbag size? ...
pbennett
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:40 AM UTC
What would be an appropriate size for sandbags in 1/72 scale?
I want to make a quantity of these using DAS air-drying clay, and add them to the hull and turret of a Sherman tank.
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 01:50 AM UTC
This WW2 US Army sandbag for sale on eBay is approximately 26" x 13" :





I'll let you do the maths

H.P.
alanmac
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 02:27 AM UTC
Just wondered.....

Would the seam appear like that or would it be folded inside out from what is shown so excess sacking from seam is on the inside?

Alan
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 03:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Just wondered.....

Would the seam appear like that or would it be folded inside out from what is shown so excess sacking from seam is on the inside?

Alan





Full size image: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6d/19/5b/6d195b01c0441dd00dad13419e7c272e.jpg

I would leave the seams on the outside unless explicitly ordered to turn them inside-out.





Full size: https://c8.alamy.com/comp/B529TR/nurses-filling-sandbags-september-1939-women-fulfilling-mens-work-B529TR.jpg

However:

Anzio 1944

Seams outside again:

https://external-preview.redd.it/jUPe0TI8KLB6y8OqUn5Q_jxc4t8ZmQluRnhBrhHPG9E.jpg?auto=webp&s=3c12e69efdbb5b3894673eed2915f3a80043c9f5

But then again:


Doing the seams on the outside is probably a lot more work than having them on the inside so I think you can go for smooth bags

/ Robin
grunt136mike
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 05:27 AM UTC
Hi;

In Braille scale, I Don't think it Matters !!!!!

CHEERS; MIKE.
pbennett
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 06:25 AM UTC
To you all,

Thanks for the most informative responses.

Paul
AgentG
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 11:13 AM UTC
1/35 scale.



1/72 scale.





I made them from a Celluclay type product I bought at Hobby Lobby. Sculpted together on the rear of the tank then coated with white glue.

G
salt6
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 02:57 AM UTC
Seams in. Bags come with them out but you should turn the bags inside out. Civilians might not know that.
Vodnik
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 03:00 AM UTC

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Seams in. Bags come with them out but you should turn the bags inside out. Civilians might not know that.


And as photos above clearly illustrate, many WW2 GIs didn't know that either...
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:17 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Seams in. Bags come with them out but you should turn the bags inside out. Civilians might not know that.


And as photos above clearly illustrate, many WW2 GIs didn't know that either...



j76lr
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 04:35 AM UTC
I wasnt in ww2 but I was in Viet Nam . filled more than my share of sandbags . They were different in that they were nylon. but , in combat ,no one gave a dam if the seams were in or out .Maybe in peacetime but not in a shooting war .
tankerken6011
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 09:37 AM UTC
Exactly! You are supposed to turn them inside out so the seam is inside, but if you are in a hurry, tired, or being shot at, you don't care about the damn seam!
Ken.